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Traffic chaos hindering town centre regeneration, Newcastle MP warns

New changes to parking enforcement across Staffordshire have been blamed for causing an increase in traffic chaos and threatening the regeneration of Newcastle town centre.

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Government planning changes risk blighting town centres, warns Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly.

Town centres, including Newcastle’s, could be powerless to stop unpopular shops from opening because of controversial new planning reforms introduced by the coalition Government, the town’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has warned.

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MP highlights town centre plight as Burton closes ‘iconic’ Newcastle store

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has stepped in with a last-ditch plea to save two important town centre stores which are facing closure next month.

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Newcastle MP backs town team’s bid to become a Portas pilot

A partnership set up to champion the revival of Newcastle town centre has won the support of local MP Paul Farrelly in its attempt to become a ‘Portas pilot’.

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Health Secretary to look at High Street Medical Practice closure

Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley is to look at the circumstances surrounding the planned closure of Newcastle-under-Lyme’s popular High Street Medical Practice following an intervention by the town’s MP in parliament today.

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Newcastle’s MP slams Council over secret business rate write-offs – for the fifth year in a row…

Newcastle’s Labour MP has criticised the Borough Council and its outgoing leader Simon Tagg over secretly writing off business rates, yet again, of pub owners whose companies serially collapse year after year, leaving creditors in the lurch.

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Newcastle’s MP welcomes refusal of Tesco Trent Vale

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly today applauded the decision to reject supermarket giant Tesco’s plans to nearly double the size of its store along the A34 at Trent Vale.

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Paul stands up for the Old Brown Jug

One of Newcastle’s oldest town centre pubs – the Old Brown Jug – has won the support of local MP Paul Farrelly in its fight to carry on playing live music.

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Government orders public enquiry into Tesco Trent Vale superstore, after objections from Newcastle’s MP

The government has ordered a public enquiry into Tesco’s new superstore at Trent Vale, after listening to arguments from Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly. The move, under statutory ‘call in’ procedures, takes the decision out of the hands of Stoke-on-Trent Council, which - Mr Farrelly argued - had broken planning rules to the detriment of Newcastle and Stoke town centres.

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Newcastle MP urges government intervention over huge Tesco expansion

Newcastle’s Labour MP Paul Farrelly has asked the government to intervene in Tesco’s plans to redevelop its huge, 24-hour superstore at Trent Vale, taking the decision out of the hands of Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

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